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Racism: Young Adults & Adults: ...and Faith

books, videos, online resources for individual and group study/discussion on racism, antiracism and white supremacy culture

Books

     Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist               The Darkness Divine     Faith after Ferguson: Resilient Leadership in Pursuit of Racial Justice                    cover of Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus     Psalms from Prison (Chavis)          Unholy by Sarah Posner     

Webinars & Trainings

Gathering

As part of Healing Minnesota Stories’ effort to create dialogue, understanding and healing between Native and non-Native peoples, Minnesota Council of Churches offers Sacred Site Tours of the Twin Cities area. The tour includes information on Dakota history, culture and sacred sites, as well as the oppression and genocide they faced, and ultimately their exile. 

As the topics are quite serious the tours are considered age appropriate for high-school age or older.

Learn more and register here.

JAY PHILLIPS CENTER FOR INTERRELIGIOUS STUDIES

Challenging Racism, Antisemitism, and Other Assaults on Human Dignity

A Conversation with Beverly E. Mitchell, Ph.D.
moderated by Ted Gordon, Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 4:45 PM — 5:45 PM CST

free & online

Lamenting Racism is a curriculum based on the recognition that racism feeds on denial. Lament moves us to tell the truth. And the truth can set us free. Find out more at www.mennomedia.org/lamenting-racism.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Diana Butler Bass wonders about Homeland Security? Faith, patriotism, and exile - and the need for a better spirituality of country.

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AOC the Bible Teacher and Christian Nationalism by Greg Casey (through Church Anew)

Racial Equity as Spiritual Healing

by Naaima Khan; Owner and Principal of Create Good, a consultancy that helps organizations more effectively pursue anti-racism work with a special focus on using keen insights from data and evaluation.

Sharon Salzberg + Robert Thurman

Meeting Our Enemies and Our Suffering

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Resmaa Menakem

‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’

Grappling with how racism coexists with faith

By Heather Hahn
Sept. 16, 2020 | UM News

Revs. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Edgardo Colón-Emeric and Willie James Jennings spoke for The United Methodist Church's livestreamed panel discussion, The Theological Roots of Racism and Colonialism, as part of the UMC's Dismantling Racism series. Heather Hahn's article sums up their speaking and might inspire readers to listen to the whole discussion.

Richard Rohr's Daily Meditations for the week of September 20-25, 2020, offer beautiful insights to the power and constructive wisdom that comes from participating in what he calls "interspiritual mysticism", including: